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Republican Dan Sullivan defeated Sen. Mark Begich in a race that was too close to call on election night. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

GOP’s Win In Alaska Adds To Party’s Senate Sweep

Republican Dan Sullivan defeated Sen. Mark Begich in a race that was too close to call on election night.

11/12/2014

Joe Manchin Speaking

Manchin: ‘That’s Bulls***’ If Dems Try to Block GOP’s Agenda Over Next 2 Years

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., won’t put up with his party if they try to block the Republicans’ Senate agenda over the next two years.

11/12/2014

In the wake of last week’s midterm elections that gave GOP lawmakers control of both the House and Senate, a clear majority of Republican voters say they don’t want their party leaders working with President Obama – even if it means less gets done in Washington.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Poll: 66 Percent Of Republicans Say Party ‘Stand Up’ To Obama ‘Even If Less Gets Done’

In the wake of last week’s midterm elections that gave GOP lawmakers control of both the House and Senate, a clear majority of Republican voters say they don’t want their party leaders working with President Obama – even if it means less gets done in Washington.

11/12/2014

Former President George W. Bush discusses his book "41: A Portrait of My Father" in the George Bush Presidential Library Center on the Texas A&M University campus. (Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)

Bushes 41 And 43 Want Jeb To Go For 45

Former President George W. Bush says he and his father agree Jeb Bush would make a great president and hope he will run.

11/11/2014

The Louisiana governor urges Congressional majorities leaders to do more than simply reject President Obama's policies. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jindal: GOP ‘Better Not Waste’ Election Victories

Louisiana governor urges Congressional majorities leaders to do more than simply reject President Obama’s policies.

11/07/2014

Voters who cast ballots in Tuesday's election had a strikingly similar demographic profile to those who voted in 2010 and weren't all that different from those voting in 2006. But how they voted this year was very different from years past. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Exit Polls: White Voters Turn Away From Democrats

Voters who cast ballots in Tuesday’s election had a strikingly similar demographic profile to those who voted in 2010 and weren’t all that different from those voting in 2006. But how they voted this year was very different from years past.

11/07/2014

File photo of Sen. John McCain. (credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

McCain Leaning Toward Running For Re-Election In 2016 When He Turns 80

Republican Sen. John McCain said Thursday he is preparing for a strong primary challenge if he moves ahead with a re-election bid in 2016.

11/07/2014

A man watches election returns at Thom Tillis' watch party in Charlotte. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)

GOP In Charge: Eager To Move On Keystone XL, Taxes

Republicans say they are ready to move legislation approving the Keystone pipeline, trim Obamacare and cut taxes.

11/06/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Newly-Elected Senators Significantly Younger Than Predecessors

The next Senate will be slightly younger than the current one.

11/06/2014

Cruz Says ‘Under No Circumstances’ Will He Challenge McConnell For Majority Leader

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, dismissed claims that he would contest Sen. Mitch McConnell for the Republican Senate majority position, despite very differing views between the two GOP senators on the Affordable Care Act, immigration and threats of another government shutdown.

11/05/2014

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